R.I.P. – Randy Cohen

By OnDownLow 

Randy Cohen, VP, director of broadcast at MDC’s Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, and described as “A rock star in a producer’s body” died on April 25 following a brief illness. He was 49 years old.

Cohen leaves a daughter, Mikaela; a sister, Sharon Horowitz; and a former wife, Suzy Cohen.

Cohen worked at the New York ad shop for 10 years on accounts such as Wendy’s, Jergens, John Frieda, Panasonic, NYC 1012 and Liberty Mutual. Prior to Kirshenbam, he worked as a freelance agency producer with Wieden + Kennedy, Publicis, Elser & Aucone and Jones Films. Earlier, he spent seven years at Deutsch.

In honor of Cohen, Kirshenbaum said it has established the Randy Cohen Production Internship, a summer program to begin next month to help mentor and support those interested in the fields of broadcast and production. (For more information on this program, contact Mira Fein at mfein@kb.com.)